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  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boundary  \Bound"a*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Boundaries}  [From  {Bound}  a 
  limit;  cf  LL  bonnarium  piece  of  land  with  fixed  limits.] 
  That  which  indicates  or  fixes  a  limit  or  extent,  or  marks  a 
  bound,  as  of  a  territory;  a  bounding  or  separating  line  a 
  real  or  imaginary  limit. 
 
  But  still  his  native  country  lies  Beyond  the  boundaries 
  of  the  skies.  --N.  Cotton. 
 
  That  bright  and  tranquil  stream,  the  boundary  of  Louth 
  and  Meath.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Sensation  and  reflection  are  the  boundaries  of  our 
  thoughts.  --Locke. 
 
  Syn:  Limit;  bound;  border;  term;  termination;  barrier;  verge; 
  confines;  precinct. 
 
  Usage:  {Bound},  {Boundary}.  Boundary,  in  its  original  and 
  strictest  sense  is  a  visible  object  or  mark 
  indicating  a  limit.  Bound  is  the  limit  itself  But  in 
  ordinary  usage  the  two  words  are  made  interchangeable. 




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